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Church of Scientology sues Ga. city
The Associated Press
Posted: 01/14/2010 10:25:18 AM PST
Updated: 01/14/2010 10:25:18 AM PST

ATLANTA—A federal judge may soon decide the fate of the Church of Scientology's bid to turn a building in an Atlanta suburb into the group's Georgia headquarters.

The Church of Scientology filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Sandy Springs discriminated against the religious group. The lawsuit comes a month after the city council voted to allow the church to move to the office building, but rejected its bid to add a fourth floor to the building.

The lawsuit asks a federal judge to reject the building's zoning limits. It also seeks lawyers fees.

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 17:15 »
good catch and comment section is open

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 17:22 »
Ah, I wondered why I couldn't find it in the Georgia court system.  Of course they would be filing Federally.

Well, I'd been thinking about signing up for PACER for a while.  Guess this will be the impetus.

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 17:26 »
  Guess this will be the impetus.

it will be what? 

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 17:28 »
 Counsel can twist his words all he wants in this matter. 10 months of UNEDITED video does NOT lie.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Reach4TheTippingPt#p/u/0/2t_hhXu_aqo

 The ONLY individual to bring religion into the picture here, is one Woodson Galloway of Dillard and Galloway, the law firm representing the Church of Scientology of Georgia in this zoning matter.

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 17:36 »
Counsel can twist his words all he wants in this matter. 10 months of UNEDITED video does NOT lie.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Reach4TheTippingPt#p/u/0/2t_hhXu_aqo

 The ONLY individual to bring religion into the picture here, is one Woodson Galloway of Dillard and Galloway, the law firm representing the Church of Scientology of Georgia in this zoning matter.
Damn. The local news paper (Atlanta Journal and Constitution) does not have an open comment section. :'(

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 17:37 »
I've downloaded the dox so far.  I got a few paragraphs into the Complaint and just wanted to throw things.

There's one document that was marked as *Restricted* and I couldn't get to.  Hmmmmm.

Case 1:10-cv-00082-CAP, for future reference.

I'll be checking back and keeping an eye on it.  Also looking for a place to upload the dox so it only has to be paid for once.

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 17:39 »
If you want to send it to me, I can upload it to my website.
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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 17:40 »
Damn. The local news paper (Atlanta Journal and Constitution) does not have an open comment section. :'(

http://www.youtube.com/user/Reach4TheTippingPt#p/u/0/2t_hhXu_aqo

Do they have an article?  Link?
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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 17:41 »
Topic split into its own thead, and stickied.
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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 17:44 »
Topic split into its own thead, and stickied.
Can mod change name of thread??? Re: Church of Scient.... may get lost in the shuffle. How about, Law suit filed, as the tag?

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 17:47 »
Yes, how about "RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia"?
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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 17:49 »
Just sent 'em to ya.  I suppose I'll need to have a sit down and analyze them properly, but I think I need dinner and possibly a drink or two first.

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2010, 17:56 »
Yes, how about "RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia"?
Doooo eet

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 17:58 »
Dox are at:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-1.pdf (53 pages)
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-2.pdf (18 pages)
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-4.pdf (2 pages)

1-3.pdf was marked as *Restricted*.  Is that allowed in lawsuits of this nature?

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 18:02 »
Local AJC writer NEEDS video link ;D

Federal judge NEEDS video link ;)

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Re: RLUIPA Law Suit Filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 18:06 »
Dox are at:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-1.pdf (53 pages)
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-2.pdf (18 pages)
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/RLUIPA-1-4.pdf (2 pages)

1-3.pdf was marked as *Restricted*.  Is that allowed in lawsuits of this nature?

Awesome.  Thank you.  Is it okay to point WWP folks to the dox there?

I wouldn't get too paranoid about the missing #3 doc.  From what I'm reading of the docket, it might simply be that #3 was botched somehow and #4 is the corrected version.

C&P of docket:

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U.S. District Court
Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:10-cv-00082-CAP
Church of Scientology of Georgia, Inc. v. City of Sandy Springs,
Georgia et al
Assigned to: Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Date Filed: 01/13/2010
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
Church of Scientology of Georgia, Inc.
a Georgia Corporation represented byAndrea Cantrell Jones
Dillard & Galloway
3500 Lenox Road, NE
Suite 760
Atlanta , GA 30326
404-965-3680
Email: andrea@dandglaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
George Douglas Dillard
Dillard & Galloway
3500 Lenox Road, NE
Suite 760
Atlanta , GA 30326
404-965-3680
Email: dotty@dandglaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Lauren MacLeod Hansford
Dillard & Galloway
3500 Lenox Road, NE
Suite 760
Atlanta , GA 30326
404-965-3668
Email: Lhansford@dandglaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
City of Sandy Springs, Georgia
a Municipal Corporation of the State of
Georgia
Defendant
City Council of the City of Sandy
Springs, Georgia
Defendant
Eva Galambos
Mayor of the City of Sandy Springs,
Georgia
Defendant
John Paulson
Defendant
Dianne Fries
Defendant
William Coppedge Collins, Jr.
Defendant
Ashley Jenkins
Defendant
Tiberio DeJulio
Defendant
Karen Meinzen McEnerny
individually and in their official capacities
as members of the City Council of the City
of Sandy Springs, Georgia
Date Filed # Docket Text
01/13/2010 1 COMPLAINT, filed by Church of Scientology of Georgia, Inc.; and Summon(s) issued.
Consent form to proceed before U.S. Magistrate and pretrial instructions provided. (
Filing fee $ 350.00 receipt number 20229.) (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil
Cover Sheet)(eop) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov to obtain
Pretrial Instructions. (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/14/2010: # 3 Correct PDF -
Civil Cover Sheet) (eop). (Entered: 01/14/2010)
01/13/2010 2 Certificate of Interested Persons by Church of Scientology of Georgia, Inc.. (eop)
(Entered: 01/14/2010)

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